Maria Bello Closing In On “Prime Suspect”

After a long search for a lead to fill the shoes of Helen Mirren, NBC looks to have locked down its new Jane Tennison in the form of “A History of Violence” actress Maria Bello says The Live Feed.

Bello is “putting the final touches” on a deal to play the role in the network’s American remake of British crime hit “Prime Suspect”. Bello has been courted for the pilot since last year and met with executive producer Peter Berg on Friday.

Executive producer Alexandra Cunningham (“Desperate Housewives”) will serve as showrunner should the pilot go to series.